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days a year. >>> good evening. there are millions of people in israel and the gaza strip who are spending this night living in fear of rockets and missiles raining down on their homes and neighborhoods as outside parties hurriedly work behind the scenes to stop the exchange fire. huge explosions rocked gaza with one strike killing at least 11 people. israel says the targets were palestinian militants, but several of the dead included women and children. but with palestinians continuing to fire rockets into israel and tel aviv in their crosshairs, israel says it is preparing to expand its attacks. we're on the ground on both sides of this conflict starting with richard engel in gaza. >> reporter: good evening, lester, israel appears to have exceptionally good intelligence about hamas and today was able to target individual militants in their homes, but they're also killing anyone who happens to be around them. this was a three-story house of hamas militants. israel says it's using precision strikes against gaza. >> there were eight people in this house when they were attacked
or israel has that. the decision to send secretary clinton, i'm told by white house aide, is neither an acknowledgment that things are close, nor do they feel as if things are stuck. they're hoping her presence, first in israel and then in the west bank meeting with the palestinian authority, then in cairo could nudge along the process to see if they could get to a point of some sort of negotiated ceasefire. as far as the united states is concerned, the spokesperson says what that begins with is hamas stopping the rocket fire into israel and a longer negotiated settlement they hope can be agreed upon. >> chuck todd in cambodia. thank you. as he just mentioned, secretary of state hillary clinton is heading directly from cambodia to israel to try to work out that diplomatic situation to the violent escalations of tensions in gaza. nbc's martin fletcher is live in tel aviv for the latest situation there. good morning to you, martin. >> reporter: lynn, good morning. the leaders here, israeli and palestinian certainly need all the help they can get to come down from the high trees in whic
a short time ago a bomb exploded aboard a bus in tel aviv across the street from israel's military headquarters. 16 people were injured. police say this was not a suicide attack. secretary of state hillary clinton is negotiating right this moment in an attempt to work out a truce to stop the violence in israel and gaza. nbc's chapman bell joins us on the phone now from tel aviv. chapman, good morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning, lynn. at this point this bus attack is being described as a terrorist attack. it says it has all the hallmarks of a terrorist attack, but it is not a suicide bomber that police officials can confirm. it seems explosives were placed on a bus in tel aviv. this is the first bus blast in israel since 2004, the last one being on a bus in the southern israeli city of bare shea but near gaza. if this is connected to the current conflicted, there's no confirmation at this point that it is, but this would show a change in tactics from the current tactics being used which is rocket launches from gaza into israel. this comes as secretary of state
of state clinton cut her trip to asia short, diverting to israel to personally help shepherd a possible cease-fire. >> the goal must be a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security and legitimate aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. >> reporter: making her task more difficult, the u.s. has no diplomatic relationship with hamas. a group it labels a terrorist organization. so egyptian president mohammed morsi is playing a key role as intermediary. >> the critical challenge is going to be to make sure that everybody understands the commitments that have been made, the same way, so there's no misunderstandings. >> reporter: even with diplomacy in high gear, today was one of the st violence days yet. an israeli soldier was killed. the first since the conflict began. 150 incoming rockets, 30 alone aimed at a southern town. did you run down the stairs? >> yes. >> reporter: this family narrowly escaped a direct hit on their house. how many people were in the house at the time? >> six people. >> reporter: six people? >> i, my wife and four children. >>
: good morning, lynn. it's a bit of a loss for the u.s. and israel. the peer is that yesterday's vote will make palestine less likely to negotiate a peace agreement with israel moving forward. yesterday the united nations overwhelmingly voted to upgrade palestine's status to a non-member state and that could allow them to go after israel in criminal court which could delay or complicate peace talks in an effort towards forming two independent states of palestine and israel moving forward. u.n. ambassador susan rice called the vote a setback. the u.s. had threatened funding in the west bank in the hopes of preventing it. now rice says that the only way to truly form an independent palestinian state is through direct negotiations with israel. she says that is something the u.s. is committed to making happen. despite those comments, palestinians took to the streets yesterday in a step towards independence. now do both sides come to the table and start talking about peace. both israel and palestine has said that is something they want. reporting live in washington, back to you. >> all rig
and israel launched some of the most aggressive assaults yet. the latest develops and how the bay area is reacting next in "world tonight." >>> there's talk of a possible trurks but right now more violence in the middle east. >> we have team coverage this evening. we have local reaction to the crisis in the middle east. we begin with janelle with the latest developments in our "world tonight." >> there was lots of hope today in the middle east as reports of a truce between israel and hamas, the militant organization that rules the gaza strip. but that hope quickly faded as the region saw some of the heaviest shelling yet. just in the past few hours israel launched an aggressive missile assault on gaza city. they say it's in response to the rocket attacks by hamas. secretary of state hillary clinton cut her asia trip with president obama short to fly to the middle east to help broker a truce. she just wrapped up a meeting with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in jerusalem. later today she'll meet with the palestinian president and then fly to egypt to meet with mohammed morsi.
and israel. we can tell you a major development may take place before she gets there. >>> and the actor who plays "sesame street's" elmo is leaving the show after a second round of allegations. we will tell you about the latest accusation. >>> new this morning, a cease-fire announcement between israel and hamas expected at any moment right now. late this morning, hamas officials announcing they reached a truce agreement. nbc's marin martin fletcher has more. >> reporter: with the countdown on the way, the question is what would count first? a ground invasion or a truce? it appears if peace won out for the time being. all indications are it will be within a few hours. the announcement of a truce and end of fighting with israel and hamas and gaza. it could be announced in jerusalem and gaza. there is a slew of arab leaders that will be at the announcement when it takes place. at the same time, u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton is going to be there. benjamin netanyahu will be there for the announcement. israel will stop rocketing on gaza. the details of the agreement are yet to be negoti
of the show the peace agreement in the middle east, but it does not come before israel is hit with a bust explosion overnight. >>> and how one city is trying to help its homeless. >>> reports the fbi is now involved in the hp debacle. we will take a look coming up in business news. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month. now get the same great price for two years. [ female announcer ] switch today and get a total home dvr included, free for life. [ male announcer ] you get reliable, high speed internet on our advanced digital network. choose from speeds up to 24 megs. [ female announcer ] and with u-verse tv you can record four shows at once on your total home dvr
to take a steep step. he's sending in the secretary of state. >> she's on a plane headed to israel in an attempt to push the cease-fire talks along. we'll get a live report on all of it in just a moment. >>> also ahead, more on the severe weather front that is pummeling the pacific northwest. it turned deadly overnight. we're going to have more on that story as well. >> then she's been called a real-life sleeping beauty but this is no fairy tale. it's a serious condition. a 17-year-old girl who suffers from a rare disorder. it causes her to sleep, sometimes for months on end. we'll talk to her and her doctor about that. >> and we have a very excited crowd out on the plaza. kesha is here for a live performance, part of an unbelievable thanksgiving week of concerts outside. and we'll get to that in our 8:30 half hour. >>> but we begin on this tuesday morning with the violence in the middle east and the breaking news overnight that secretary of state hillary clinton is now headed to that region. we have two reports from richard engle le i engel in gaza and chuck todd traveling with t
. sharon. >> reporter: israel denies it. there was no real evidence he had been killed, until this year. the investigation was triggered by swiss technicians working with al jazeera tv. they examined arafat's toothbrush and hat and found traces of radioactive polonium 210. ten times more toxic than cyanide. the question now is, will they find it on his bones? >> the likelihood of being able to detect polonium 210 this long after contamination i think is very low. >> reporter: in that case, how did they find it on his clothes? the tests could raise more questions than it answers. yasser arafat, controversial in life, his death still a riddle. martin fletcher, nbc news, ramallah, the west bank. >>> in this country and parts of this area in fact, life remains at a cold dark standstill for so many after sandy arrived one month ago. and those looking for comparisons have wondered how sandy and the damage from the storm stacks up against what happened in katrina. nbc's katy tur is with us from the hard hit jersey shore tonight. katy, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. that is cer
toward an outcome that bolsters security for the people of israel. improved conditions for the people of gaza and move toward a comprehensive peace. >> while the sides talk peace, gaza remained a war zone. daylight revealed the scope of israel's destruction. this it claimed were the hamas terror hubs. this government building was the intended target. there was no one here at the time of the strike. instead, it's the regular people who live like this one behind me that are paying the ultimate price. it's what israel calls collateral damage. >> it's forced thousands of palestinian to turn to u.n. schools turned into makeshift shelters like this one. factions remain defiant. >> speaking about the cease-fire, boom, they're shooting off. >> israel warned it's prepared to invade gaza. for now, it's relying on the superior air power. overnight it struck tens of targets including this key bridge, effectively cutting gaza in half. while the rockets and missiles fly and efforts are in full swing, still anyone's guess which way this war will go. >> secretary of state clinton has arrived in cairo
is the question of israel. jewish voters traditionally are registered as democrats, but rabbis have been asking questions it their congregations about the president's commitment to israel. florida has the second largest jewish population outside of new york. there are 12 million registered voters in florida. both campaigns have spent a record $192 million to try to win their votes. the prize here, 29 electoral votes. savannah? >> kerry sanders, thank you. >> all right. let's go to colorado now. nine electoral votes up for grabs in that state and nbc's kristen dahlgren is in centennial this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. the candidates have been here dozens of times over the past few months. president obama won colorado by 9% back in 2008, but this could be a very different story. all of the polls within the margin of error. now, most coloradoans have already voted in early voting. we can't tell you the count, but we can tell you the breakdown, that is 37% of voters so far have been republican, about 35% have been democrats, and that leaves some 28% with no party
by the vatican. but israel and the u.s. are opposed to the bid, saying it violates peace accords. >>> yet another arrest this morning for lindsay lohan. the troubled starlet was charged with assault around 4:00 a.m. in manhattan. she allegedly punched another woman in the face at a new york city nightclub. the other woman was not arrested and was not taken to the hospital. >>> and now let's head to wall street. cnbc's mary thompson is at the new york stock exchange. good morning to you, mary. >>> good morning, there's growing optimism that a budget deal will be reached to keep the u.s. from falling off the fiscal cliff. today, investors get another read on the holiday shopping season when retailers report their november figures for sales at stores open more than a year. >>> and general motors and its chinese partners are building a third plan in china in order to meet growing demand in that country. >> mary thompson at the new york stock exchange, thanks. >>> a heartwarming photo is going viral online for all of the right reasons. on a freezing november night, nypd officer lawrence duprimo saw a
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